GenOM Project - Genomics Outreach for Minorities, University of Washington

"As an undergraduate researcher, I am learning things that I am so excited about. I finally get to use my education and put it to use. It isn’t just pictures and text in books anymore."

-Brittney McKenzie, GenOM ALVA 2008


The GenOM Project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and in part by the Genentech Foundation. The program provides educational and research opportunities as well as academic support for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics and life sciences research at the University of Washington.



GenOM Project News

description Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The application for Undergraduate Summer Research Program 2015 is due April 5th, 2015. You can download the application here.



description The GenOM ALVA Summer 2015 application is open»
We are excited to announce that the GenOM ALVA Summer 2015 application is avaiable now! For more information about how to apply please visit here.



description Welcome to the GenOM team Greg Diggs!»
The UW GenOM Project is excited to announce that Greg Diggs has joined our team as the new GenOM ALVA Coordinator. Greg will work closely with Elena Hernandez over the next few months and will take over the position when Elena graduates in June 2014. He is a doctoral student in the College of Education, Multicultural Education program here at the University of Washington. Welcome Greg!


description Donate to the UW GenOM Project »
Help the UW GenOM Project continue our mission to enhance recruitment, retention and training of underrepresented and underserved students in life sciences. To learn more about the vision and history of GenOM, visit the About Us section.




Thursday, October 16 through Saturday, October 18, 2014
SACNAS National Conference
The SACNAS National Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA this year and is a great networking opportunity for students. The deadline to submit abstracts for those doing summer research is July 14th at 5pm PST.

Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 15, 2014
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The ABRCMS conference will be held in San Antonio, TX this year. The deadline for submitting abstracts and travel scholarship applications is September 5, 2014.